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- adj. of the color of slate or granite
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What seemed furthest away of anything was the morning last spring when he had sown these acres with the dredge-corn now being reaped, and when the figure of an old man in slaty-grey clothes had paused by the gate and stared across the farmyard ....
His face was still a slaty-grey, and clammy with sweat; and when he spoke, his voice was all of a whisper, with a shiver therein.
In the summer the coat is short and of a slaty-grey colour.
It is of a slaty-grey colour, with yellow spots on the sides and back.
Clue: common? of northeastern north america with bluish slaty-grey head.
Professor Bart Currie was called out to the hospital and identified the attacker as a slaty-grey snake, which is not venomous.
The fire burning brightly in the grate, and the great white and yellow chrysanthemums in the blue pot on the breakfast-table, spoke of autumn and coming cold; and the fire and the misty flowers in their colours looked in harmony with the lady's warm terra-cotta red dressing-gown, trimmed with slaty-grey velvet; in harmony also with her face, so richly tinted and so soft in its expression, as she sat there leisurely sipping her coffee and reading